Ryan Inniss made his return from injury in Port Vale’s 2-0 win against Colchester United on Saturday at Vale Park, after missing a month with a hamstring strain.
The defender played the full 90 minutes in what was his 14th appearance of the season, helping his side edge closer to the League One play-off places while extending their unbeaten home record to 14 games, against a U’s side containing Owen Garvan and Darren Ambrose.
Jonny Williams started MK Dons' home game against Charlton Athletic, though he was withdrawn after 54 minutes. The relegation scrap finished 0-0, though former Palace loanee Yaya Sanogo, now at Charlton, was sent off in the sixth minute of added time.
Williams had also played 75 minutes in the Dons’ crucial 2-0 win against Queens Park Rangers three days earlier which had helped ease the pressure on Karl Robinson’s side.
Sullay Kaikai scored a crucial goal in Shrewsbury Town's 2-1 win over Coventry City, rounding the goalkeeper and coolly slotting into the empty net to level the scores at New Meadow.
The winger had marked his return to Shropshire by helping Salop win 1-0 at Doncaster Rovers in the first game of his second loan spell, coming on as a 64th minute substitute two minutes after Town had taken the lead through Shaun Whalley.
On the same day Jerome Binnom-Williams saw Leyton Orient’s play-off hopes take a slight turn for the worse as they slipped out of the top seven in League Two following their 1-0 defeat to fellow promotion hopefuls Luton Town.
Jack Marriott fired in the only goal of the game to seal the win for the Hatters at London Road as Kevin Nolan’s men’s good run of form came to an end.
At the other end of the division, Jake Gray’s Hartlepool United picked up a big win in their quest to avoid relegation by beating Barnet 3-1 at The Hive Stadium.
The midfielder played 75 minutes of the game after the Pools turned around a one goal deficit to run out clear winners and move five points clear of the drop zone, with three games in hand on their rivals.
In non-league, Reise Allassani wasn't in Bromley's matchday squad for their 1-0 home win over Halifax Town on Tuesday night after remaining on the bench for the duration of their 1-1 draw with Chester City on Saturday, while Oliver Pian played once again for the Metropolitan Police in their 2-2 draw against Enfield Town.